Enabling Next-Generation Thermal Cameras With Ion Beam-Based Thin Film Deposition Technologies
Date & Time
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Vanadium oxide coatings are typically used to create microbolometers in today’s thermal imaging cameras. Ion beam deposition (IBD) is used to create these films, but there are some limitations when it comes to achieving a higher thermal response with this technology. With Denton’s patented bias target deposition (BTD) technology, the thermal response of the VOx coatings can be increased for better performance in next-generation thermal imaging devices. Both IBD and BTD are available in production-ready and R&D configurations to meet demand for new applications in the IR optics market.